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How to get your prospects attention…and keep it.
by Tony Vidler Sad but true apparently: The average Goldfish has a greater attention span than the average human reader. That presents a bit of a challenge when it comes to us getting prospects’ attention and then holding it long enough to make our point and get them interested in engaging with us. If […]
by Tony Vidler The elite performance achieved by some financial advisers seems to come down to them being better at positioning themselves professionally than average advisers are. That positioning really pays off too: various surveys suggest that they get up to 2.5 X MORE business from new clients than average advisers. And to […]
by Tony Vidler Every lead is gold, and ideally every lead would result in conversion to a client. The conversion rate really is often the difference between getting a good return on your prospecting and marketing efforts, or perhaps getting no return at all. The short cut to better conversion is often […]
by Tony Vidler Knowing and working exclusively in your niche is nirvana for most professionals. Your niche is that absolute sweet spot where what you are fabulous at overlaps with what you love doing, and it is something that other people value and will pay you for. It is not a simple […]
by Tony Vidler One certain thing for advice businesses is that there is a huge amount of uncertainty. Practice owners have had a lot of “alone time” in the last couple of years quietly contemplating the road ahead and trying to figure out what do they have to do to prepare, or adapt. […]
Innovation, not originality, is the key to better business.
by Tony Vidler Everyone wants to grow their business, and everyone is looking for new ideas to do it. But nearly everyone wants the magical original idea that nobody else has ever thought of before, that will guarantee results quickly. Innovation is by definition original, but originality is not necessarily the same as […]
A financial advisers best weapon: The Meeting Agenda
by Tony Vidler One of the most powerful weapons in an advisers armory is the Client Meeting Agenda. Yet, so few use them regularly…. The client meeting agenda sets up the entire professional relationship – not just the next hour or so that you happen to be with a client. In addition; It minimises […]
Keep ideal prospects until they’re ready for just $2.50 per year…
by Tony Vidler Good prospects take time to convert to clients, so one of the tricks of great businesses is to keep ideal prospects engaged until they are ready to become clients of their own accord. An incredibly powerful tool for finding and then converting ideal prospects still remains the humble newsletter. You […]
by Tony Vidler Which marketing tactics are worth considering for your professional promotion largely comes down at the start to being clear about your desired positioning. Are you wanting to be seen as a “General Practitioner” or are you trying to establish a position as a “Specialist” for a start? The tactics that […]
Generalist or Specialist, You Can Still Achieve Exceptional Growth
by Tony Vidler Some advisers opt to head down either the generalist or specialist path simply becuase that is what gives them professional satisfaction – and it is not about achieving particular commercial objectives. They work the way they do because they enjoy it. Not everyone wants to have a business which achieves exceptional growth […]